New Report: The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan at #MPC15

By Amanda Lewan on May 28th, 2015 / Comments

Race has been a focus point of this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference. It is not just an issue of equality, but an issue of economic concern. For a state that wants to compete globally, there cannot be opportunity unless there is opportunity for all.

The WWK Foundation released today during a panel conversation on race a recent report on “The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan.” This 2015 report was conducted by the Altarum Institute and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and looks closer at the cost of failing to address the legacy of racism in the state.

Inside the report are 20 facts about racial and ethnic inequities present right now in Michigan, a look at the cost of this on the current economy, and promising policies and approaches right now that could help improve equity.

Read the full report just released here. 

*We’re reporting this week from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blogger Zone at the Mackinac Policy Conference. Follow along tweets and stories with the hashtag #MPC15, and let us know questions or conversations you’re interested in most.

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Amanda Lewan

Amanda Lewan

Editor @michipreneur. Co-founder Bamboo Detroit. Follow me @Amanda_Jenn. I love telling the story of entrepreneurs and innovators.